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yesterday. today police revealed the person arrested yesterday is 46- year-old regina butler and acquaintance of jacobson and a person seen with him. he talked with butler just before the arrest and confronted her about jacobson's disappearance asking her -- >> what happened to him the night you stayed with him the last night. she says i don't remember. i was on drugs, too drunk i don't know what happened. >> reporter: police are not releasing any details but brought out evidence that jacobson was trying to scam -- that butler was trying to scam jacobson over insurance money. police had been inside the unit during the weeks jacobson was missing. >> usually it's an odor. in this case it was hidden underneath enough things that the odor did not stand enough. >> that lady she has to be contained some where. she did it. that's not good to have somebody running around doing stuff like that. >> reporter: police say they plan to turn the case over to the district attorney's office soon. regina butler turned down our request for an interview. live in san jose, robert handa. ktvu chan
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regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's --you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks and so-called -- and so called police when she arrived
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to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.